There are few bands in the UK who have carved out a live template to showcase the possibilities of bass music as successfully as Submotion Orchestra. Emerging from Leeds in 2009, the seven-piece began as an instrumental dubstep project, and swiftly set about transporting the sound from its brooding South London origins to ethereal heights, aided in no small part by the sublime vocals of singer Ruby Wood.
It didn’t take long before audiences began taking notice. Combining live drums, keys, trumpet, shuffling rhythms and skilfully-conjured wobble bass lines, the septet fuse elements of jazz and soul with bass-heavy elements of electronic music, leading them to become festival favourites.
On tour throughout November and December to promote their forthcoming LP Alium, Submotion Orchestra will be heading to the Trinity Centre on Thursday 13 November, bringing their exquisitely-crafted beats to help ease us into the winter months.
If their previous albums – 2011’s Finest Hour and Fragments, released the following year – are anything to go by, this will be a opportunity to hear new material from a stunningly talented group.
Check out their single ‘Time Will Wait’ here: